Road closure information


Road Closures

The Grassroots Trust New Zealand Cycle Classic operates under fully closed roads for all stage finishes (Stages 1-5). Roads will be closed and detour signs will be in place.

A Progressive Road closure system will be in place for the remainder of the race routes on all stages.  A Progressive Road closure put in place by the highly trained traffic management crew and civilian motorcycle marshals will temporarily close roads to allow the race to pass by; this closure does not usually last longer than 5-10 minutes, however does depend on race conditions during the day.

Expect the roads to be closed approximately 3-5 minutes ahead of the first riders, and then to re-open again once the final vehicle in the race convoy has gone past.  The Broom Wagon vehicle is the final vehicle of the race convoy and once this vehicle has passed, the traffic management crew will be able to reopen the road.

Please follow the race official’s instructions.

Roads closed

Wednesday 23rd January 2019 9am to 2:30pm
Lamb Street, between Scott Street and Carlyle Street, Cambridge.

Thursday 24th January 2019 12.00 noon to 2.30pm
Temporary road closure is required of Maungatautari Rd for the finish of the race from approximate 12.00 noon to 2.30pm

Friday 25th January 2019 12.00pm to 2:30pm
Bank Street, between Roche Street and Vaile Street, Te Awamutu.

Saturday 26th January 2019 7am to 5pm
Maungakawa Road, between Fencourt Road and Te Miro Road. Gudex Road, Cambridge.

Sunday, 27 January 2019 from 9.00am to 5.00pm
Queen Street between Bryce Street and Victoria Street. Dick Street from Alpha Street to Queen Street, in Cambridge.

Sunday 27th January 2019 12:00pm-2:00pm
Queen Street between Bryce Street and Victoria Street. Dick Street from Alpha Street to Queen Street, in Cambridge. (Vogel Street will have parking closed from Hamilton Road to Vogel Place.)
Please note traffic management will be set up prior to the start time, cones and signs will be on the road ways.

Residents will be able to access the closure area as long as cyclist are not coming or finishing, if this is the case then they will have a few moments wait. Please follow race official’s instructions.

Please note traffic management will be set up prior to the start time, cones and signs will be on the road ways.

How the race works

The first lead car, escort bikes and race marshalls will close the road approximately 3 - 5 minutes ahead of the first riders, forming the front part of the race 'bubble'.   Ahead of the arrival of the first riders a number of motorbikes will pass by before the foreward announcer car. 

The announcer car will inform you of the current state of the race. Who is on the attack, where the race is and what has been happening.

Typically there may be more than one group of riders, each of which will be escorted by motorbikes and also accompanied by motorcycle marshals and TV crew.

Each group of riders may also be followed by several cars, including judging vehicles, specialized neutral service and team support vehicles.

Behind the peloton will come the main convoy of vehicles, including further judging vehicles, team cars and ambulances before the famous broom wagon closing vehicle. Once this has passed the road is re-opened and the normal rules of the road will apply.